Inspite of Yamaha India being an Indian subsidiary of the Japanese motor vehicle maker ,it has not obtained decent sales of its commuter bikes in the Indian market as the other bikes such as FZ, Fazer and YZF-R15 of the same company. Yamaha India has already started the development of the 110 cc commuter bikes in Yamaha Motor Research & Development Indian (YMRI) unit at Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh whose ex-showroom price is expected to be less than 40000 Rupees.
This Research and Development centre in Surajpur becomes the second integrated development centre after Thailand by Yamaha. The company has taken this initiative in order to compete with the current demands of other motor cycles from various other companies such as Hero’s Splendor and Passion X Pro, Honda’s Dream Yuga and CB Twister, Bajaj’s Discover 100T, TVS’s Star series bikes and the Suzuki Hayate. It would be powered with a 106 cc ,4 stroke, single cylinder engine which has a maximum power of 7.6 PS at a torque of 7.8 Nm and is expected to be launched in a couple of years.